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Deuter Backpack Review - Best Deuter Backpacks

Deuter is a German company that has a history dating back to 1898 of producing backpacks for the likes of me and you and is now recognised as one of the top five backpack brands by retailers.

The Deuter backpack has made a big impression in the US and rate well with the leaders in the business, such as North face, Osprey, Gregory and other top brands.

The company has a range of packs to meet all needs, from Hydration packs to heavy duty packs for carrying a heavy load.

Top Backpack Models

We take a look at some of the Trekking and Hiking backpacks in this review and give you the choices we like to help consumers to choose the right pack for the next outing.

Deuter ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack

The Deuter ACT Lite 65 + 10 Pack is a lightweight multi day (trekking, hiking, backpacking) backpack that we like that's suitable for high gear capacity trips but remains light.

This pack has some nice features, which includes:

  • The aircontact lite suspension has hollow foam which will create a pump effect that gets rid of unwanted warm air and draws in cool air to improve ventilation and cooling.
  • 65 liter gear capacity and weighs 3 lbs. 15 oz (1.79 kilograms) which is lightweight for the capacity.
  • Top lid pocket with front pocket and valuables pocket, 5 pockets in total. A sleeping bag compartment for easy storage.
  • The adjustable Variquick shoulder harness makes getting the best fit quick and easy.
  • The aluminum X-frame will give user flexibility for movement, and great weight transfer.

There are many other features that make this pack an attractive option which we would compare and rate alongside other top brands for this capacity.

The Pro's and Con's

Many consumers have made positive comments in reviews and these are some of the typical pros mentioned.


Most reviews give the Deuter ACT lite 4 or 5 star rating out of 5 which is the ideal ratings a consumer should look for when trying to find a quality product.

Many users found this pack comfortable even when filled to the brim with gear, easy to pack; it has great suspension system, and beats backpacks they have used before.


All consumer products have their negatives and this is no different, although negative consumer comments to be found are limited. The main complaint that has a common thread among users is the buckles being weak and the pack is delicate.


This pack gets 9 out of 10 from us for a pack that's suited for multi day trips that are going to require a fair bit of gear packed but not an overload. We and consumers could find little fault although some exist with the pack being a little delicate. It's worth comparing this pack with others but if you're going heavy weight backpacking then consider the strength against other packs with a higher capacity.

Overall Ratings

Deuter Futura Pro 42 Pack

The Deuter Futura is a well equipped pack for day hikes or overnight and weekend backcountry trips that offers an array of features that are needed for maximum comfort.

Here are some of the features for those interested in knowing more:

  • Top and front loaded (divided) main compartment to separate gear offers plenty of room ,and two side mesh pockets for your snacks and bottles of water.
  • The pack should provide circulation of air between the pack and the user because of the Aircomfort suspension design.
  • This backpack can be used with a hydration reservoir that can be bought separately because it features a reservoir pocket and drink tube if on the move rehydration is important to the wearer.

Pro's and Con's

Most consumer reviews and comments are just as positive as the ACT Lite 65 above. This pack also received a positive review by Outside magazine in the 2008 Summer Buyer's Guide.


Many users enjoy the storage space this pack offers and found it very comfortable for a few days hiking or backpacking and felt their money was well spent. Most people agree this is a fully featured pack with great effort put into detail and give is mainly 5 out of 5 star ratings. It's priced at around $150.


We were unable to find any cons with these. If a fault exists it is likely to be with a consumer not choosing the right pack or a one off faulty one.


This backpack is a great option for day hikes or overnight and weekend backcountry trips with consumers using them for various other outdoor activities. It's a pack with the bells and whistles, as they say; with enough cool features to keep most people delighted. Priced at around $150 we would say it's well worth the money.

Overall Ratings

Deuter ACT Trail 32 Backpack

Last but not least The ACT Trail 32 is our choice of Day hiking packs by the company and got picked up by and won the Backpackers magazine award for the best all around daypack.

The organisation features stand out for this top loading pack and has optimum weight bearing abilities that supports load control making the hike very comfortable.

This Deuter backpack has two side pockets for storage that are zippered , hip belt pocket, pocket lid and a pocket inside for valuables a user needs to keep safe.

If you're considering buying a decent 32 liter daypack it's really worth taking a look at this. We compared many of the Deuter backpacks and this was our top pick.

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